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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pierre Hollingsworth

 

— 1931 - 2007 —

 
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By Richard E. Miller, October 10, 2010
1. Pierre Hollingsworth Marker
Inscription.  An Atlantic City native, he served in the Army’s 584th Medical Corp during the Korean War. He attended the New Jersey College of Commerce, Atlantic Community College and the New York Institute of Technology. He was one of five Blacks to integrate the fire department and to promote the advancement of its minority members. Hollingsworth was one of the first captains to command an integrated fire station, retired from the fire department at the rank of Deputy Chief, and then became the third Black elected City Commissioner. He served as president of the Atlantic City Branch of the NAACP for 24 years and was a State Board member. As president, he successfully spearheaded several campaigns of change in the city, most notably, the drive to change the form of government from commission to council. The former Chairman of the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority also hosted several local radio shows and is a member of St. James AME Church.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Pierre Hollingsworth Marker - visible on the curb across Pacific Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 10, 2010
2. Pierre Hollingsworth Marker - visible on the curb across Pacific Avenue
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Charity & Public WorkCivil RightsWar, Korean. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪, and the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 27, 1854.
 
Location. 39° 21.552′ N, 74° 25.845′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the right when traveling west on Pacific Avenue. Marker is on the sidewalk in front of the Carnegie Library Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James L. Usry (about 700 feet away); Cora Hillery Boggs (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Jersey Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sara Spencer Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); William "Sonny" Lea (approx. ¼ mile away); John Herbert Brooks (approx. ¼ mile away); Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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